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| 23. October 2021

Overwatch – Flex Support Crimzo Joins Boston Uprising

The Boston Uprising has announced the arrival of William “Crimzo” Hernandez. With the organization having parted ways with the majority of its roster earlier in the month, the Uprising are seemingly wasting no time in comprising their lineup for the 2022 Overwatch League season.

Crimzo, the former Houston Outlaws flex support, has become Boston’s first new signing, in what is set to be a busy offseason for the team. The veteran operated as Houston’s main flex support over the last 12 months, having been a key part of their success over that period. With Crimzo on board, the Outlaws finished fifth in the 2021 Overwatch League regular season standings.

How Crimzo’s Move to Boston Came About

However, having been released on October 12, Crimzo became a free agent. The Canadian did not remain a free agent for long though, with the Uprising having acted quickly to snap up the 22-year-old. With Boston having released no fewer than five players over the offseason, the org is facing a major rebuild ahead of the new season.

Their job was made more difficult by the decision of main tank Cameron “Fusions” Bosworth to retire from professional Overwatch. The current Boston Uprising roster is now made up by Crimzo, main support Kim “Faith” Hong-gyu and off-tank Leyton “Punk” Glichrist. It was announced that Faith had extended his deal on October 21, with Punk also sticking around. All indications suggest that the org will once again be taking advantage of a mixed-language lineup.

Kelsey “Colourhex” Birse, Sang-min “Myunb0ng” Seo, Jin-ui “im37” Hong, Ji-won “Stand1” Seo were those to have left the team on October 5, with coach Valentin “Ascoft” Wulfman and off-tank Young-sun “GaeBullSsi” Yun having departed shortly after. GaeBullSsi only joined the Boston main roster back in April, with the 19-year-old having been part of the Uprising Academy.

How Crimzo Made His Name in the Overwatch Scene

Crimzo’s professional career dates back to 2017, with the support having competed for teams including Sinatraas Rap Playlist, Kungarna, EnVision eSports, Team Envy, Dallas Fuel and the Houston Outlaws. Meanwhile, he also represented Canada at the Overwatch World Cup in both 2018 and 2019.

Speaking on his switch to the Uprising, Crimzo posted the following message on Twitter: “I am officially retiring from the AEW to pursue my Overwatch dreams. Excited to get to work and help build something special. Lets get to work Boston. #BostonUp”